Women's Rights And EqualityFor those who are pro-life, it is not about taking away a woman's choice, it is about giving choice to the child. Everyone's body is their own, the child in the woman has a completely unique DNA separate from the mother's body; that child's body is his own. From conception there is a new, unique, individual human being. It can be said that a fetus is not yet human, just as a seed is not yet a tree, but this is inaccurate. A fetus is to an adult as a seed is to a tree. A fetus is still a human being, and although they cannot express their desire to live, they deserve the chance to. They should not be eliminated because their father is a rapist, they have down syndrome, or their mother is not financially well off. They are their own person, and the majority of American women give birth to children with little to no lasting damage. Childbirth is a small thing for a woman compared to death for another person. People feel it is wrong that the world stood by and let Hitler commit genocide on the Jewish; they did not feel genocide was right, but it was not them killing, so they stood by and gave Hitler the choice to kill. Those with a pro-life perspective, who value all life equally, draw a parallel to this. Inaction, the refusal to defend a child who is not yet old enough to speak or understand why they are not valued, is just as bad as having an abortion yourself. Women's rights used to be about equality, not superiority. As a woman, I do not feel I am superior to a child, I would give my life for any child. It is not a woman's body, it is a child's.
KestrelsLexis 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 Jan 29, 2013